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Looking for an epic guided kayak tour near Orlando? Call 352-589-7899 and Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc will make it happen for you!  

Kayaking near Orlando is absolutely incredible. Rated "Excellent" on Trip Advisor with tours on 5 different rivers we offer a variety of guided kayak trips close to the Orlando area. 

Whether you're a beginner or an adventurous soul, into birding, nature, photography or just having a safe, relaxing time on the water...
Call us at 352-589-7899 or email us  

St. Johns River and Blue Springs Run 
Several springs and tributaries join the St Johns to create estuaries for fish of all kinds. As you paddle over the clear waters of Blue Springs, you can see the fish and turtles swimming under your kayak. The Bald Eagles, Osprey, Herons, Wood Storks, Limpkins, Anhingas, Egrets, Cormorants, Alligators, Turtles, Garfish, Bass and many more species thrive here and call this place home. Just up I-4 from Orlando makes this tour a favorite! It's a relaxing 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
St Johns River I $64.00 (2-3 hours) Check Availability for St Johns I Kayak Tour 

St Johns River II $94.00 (4-5 hours) Check Availability for St Johns II Kayak Tour

Winter Manatee Tour 
Here during Winter? This awesome tour is available in the Winter months when the Manatees are present in the spring run. If you have never experienced this gentle giant now is the time! Just north of Orlando, this is an incredible 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
Manatee Excursion I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
Manatee Excursion II $94.00 (4-5 hours)

Blackwater Lake 
Paddle through an enchanted blackwater forest to a beautiful lake rimmed with Cypress trees that are hundreds maybe even thousands of years old. These weathered trees tell many stories about the history of this land. Less than an hour from Orlando, Blackwater Lake is a 2-3 hour treat.
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary 
Extreme Blackwater Lake I $64.00 (2-3 hours)

Rock Springs Run 
This river meanders through live oak hammocks as well as wide open savannas. The water is crystal clear and home to many types of fish, wading birds and other wildlife. See the turtles sunning on the logs and watch the Great Egret fishing for a meal. There are many places to stop and relax or if you choose to, go for a swim. Being close to Orlando also makes this a great 2-3 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: Some Experience Necessary
Rock Springs Run I $64.00 (2-3 hours)

Extreme Emerald Cut 
This fun run takes you on some of Central Florida's fastest water. Paddle upstream to the top and let the river push you back down to the bottom. For the experienced paddler this narrow river screams excitement. The longer 4-5 hour trip is a combo tour of Rock Springs Run and the fast waters of Emerald Cut. Along with some wildlife viewing this is an awesome 2-3 or 4-5 hour Orlando Kayaking Tour!
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary
Extreme Emerald Cut I $64.00 (2-3 hours) Check Availability for kayaking Emerald Cut I 
Extreme Emerald Cut II $94.00 (4-5 hours) 
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Wekiva River (Sanford, FL) 
These shallow waters create a fantastic environment for many different species of plants, fish and other wildlife. This Orlando kayaking tour is right off of I-4 and we are able to do a 2-3 hour tour or a 4-5 hour tour here.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
Wekiva River I $64.00 (2-3 hours) Check Availability for Wekiva I Kayaking Tours
Wekiva River II $94.00 (4-5 hours) 
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Silver River (Silver Springs, FL) 
Silver Springs which creates the Silver River is the second largest spring in Florida and it's absolutely beautiful! You will tune your paddling skills going upstream but the trip back is a breeze. You’ll have a chance to see lots of wildlife; otters, wading birds, hawks, owls, raccoons, wild pigs and more. See giant garfish, armored catfish, bowfin and maybe even a monkey or 12. If you are staying near Orlando and want to experience one of the most pristine rivers in Central Florida this is an unforgettable 4-5 hour tour or go for the full day, it's an extraordinary 6-7 hour paddle.
Level of Difficulty: Must be In Good Shape or you will be when you’re done ;-)
Silver River I $94.00 (4-5 hours)

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We have packages for ages 5 and above and all of our tours are booked by reservation.
The prices listed here are per person, just add the tax and we are good to go.

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Got a break from the conference and we're off to see Orlando's wild side!

Jen and friends up from Australia decided to take a break and visit Orlando’s wild side. Paddling Rock Springs Run is just an Uber driver away from Orlando and amazingly beautiful! The fog was still burning off the river as we started our drift downstream. Red-shouldered Hawks were calling as they flew overhead, Pileated Woodpeckers were clucking in the tree tops and the Limpkins were probing the weed beds for Apple Snails. The Red and Yellow-bellied Turtles that were sunning themselves shared their logs with a few Alligators while we watch from afar. Jen mentioned they don’t have Raccoons Down Under and she would love to see one but since they are primarily nocturnal we weren’t holding out much hope. Shortly after Jen said she wanted to see a Raccoon we spotted 2 milling about under a dock washing their meal in the run. How wacky is that! Mother Nature can be so surprisingly kind and such a blessing. After a short swim break we decided to try a little faster water and hit Emerald Cut which topped our day off nicely. What a fun bunch and a great day on the water!  

Kayaking near Deland the St Johns River rocks!

It was like Spring this morning paddling on the St Johns River. The Red Maples and Elms are already showing new foliage and a few of the Great Blue Herons are sitting on their nests. The Great and Snowy Egrets are getting their shaggy plumes going and there were lots of birds out feeding. We got to see Turkeys fly across the river while the Tri-colored and Little Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Anhingas and Cormorants were out playing. The White Ibis were all resting in the trees. We spied a Limpkin feeding on a fresh water mussel and the sunning Turtles and a few Alligators graced us with their presence. It was 83 degrees today so the Manatees were out feeding and we got to see a few coming up to catch a breath of fresh air and then down they’d go showing us their backs and then a tail wag. The sky was that gorgeous Florida blue and with 3 generations paddling with us it was a great day on the water!

From Lake Mary to kayaking with the Manatees, life is good!

Sarah came out for a second tour with us and brought the whole crew. We had 3 generations paddling the St Johns River and the Manatees were the theme of the day. At one time we had 7 or 8 around us playing and rolling around. We sat in awe taking pictures. Birds, birds, birds everywhere you look there are birds. Limpkins, Anhingas, Little Blue, Great Blue and Green Herons, Snowy and Great Egrets, Bald Eagles, Red-shouldered Hawks, Black and Turkey Vultures just to name a few. What a great experience with a fun family and an awesome day to be at the river!

Kayaking the Wild and Scenic Wekiva River it's a paddling paradise...

Mother Nature was kind to us today and showed us quite a few treasures. From the blooms of the Milkweed, Climbing Aster and Spatterdock to the reds, yellow and oranges of the Maple Trees. The Anhingas were the most abundant bird of the day. We had a great group of birders with us and several sets of eyes to spot them too. Ospreys, Little Blue Herons in the white and blue phase, Green Herons, Tri-colored Herons and Great Blues, juvenile Snowy Egrets, White Ibis, Moorhens and Great Egrets were all present. The Common Mergansers, Kingfishers, American Coots and Pied-billed Grebes are down for the winter and then we spotted the Bald Eagle as our sentinel for the day. The sky was mackerel and a beautiful shade of blue. There were several Turtles out sunning and we found a few Alligators as well. We couldn't have asked for a better day to celebrate life!

From St Cloud to kayaking with the Manatees of the St Johns River!

This morning at French Landing we had the entire St Johns River to ourselves. As the Manatees are now starting to move into the springs it wasn’t hard to find a few feeding along the weed lined bank. The Anhingas were sitting in the trees drying their wings and we could hear the Bald Eagle sounding off from the tree top. The Garfish, Bass and Bream swam right under our kayaks which is always a cool sight. Today is the official day for the spring run to be shut off so the Manatees can enjoy their Winter sanctuary. That was great timing for us! Seeing the Manatees in the clear water is always a treat. There were Yellow and Red-bellied River Turtles out sunning and Great Blue Herons were out fishing. The Red-shouldered Hawks, Little Blue Herons, Great Egrets and many others were hanging out on the river with us. But wait...Is that a Cormorant perched on Randy’s shoulder?